rufous-sided towhee
Chewink Che"wink, n. (Zo["o]l.) An american bird ({Pipilo erythrophthalmus}) of the Finch family, so called from its note; -- called also {rufous-sided towhee}, {towhee}, {towhee bunting} and {ground robin}. [Also spelled {cheewink}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • towhee — ☆ towhee [tō′hē, tō′ē ] n. [echoic of one of its calls] any of several large, ground feeding, North American sparrows (family Emberizidae); esp., the rufous sided towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) with a chestnut patch on each flank and, usually,… …   English World dictionary

  • towhee — /tow hee, toh hee, toh ee/, n. any of several long tailed North American finches of the genera Pipilo and Chlorura. [1720 30, Amer.; imit.] * * * Any of several North American songbirds (passerine family Fringillidae, sometimes Emberizidae), long …   Universalium

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  • towhee — Chewink Che wink, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An american bird ({Pipilo erythrophthalmus}) of the Finch family, so called from its note; called also {rufous sided towhee}, {towhee}, {towhee bunting} and {ground robin}. [Also spelled {cheewink}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • towhee bunting — Chewink Che wink, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An american bird ({Pipilo erythrophthalmus}) of the Finch family, so called from its note; called also {rufous sided towhee}, {towhee}, {towhee bunting} and {ground robin}. [Also spelled {cheewink}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cheewink — n. (Zo[ o]l.) the common rufous sided towhee of eastern North America, {Pipilo erythrophthalmus}. Syn: chewink, rufous sided towhee, {Pipilo erythrophthalmus}. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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